SB 386: Application of Foreign Law in Courts
GENERAL BILL by Hays
Application of Foreign Law in Courts; Defining the term “strong public policy”; prohibiting a court from enforcing certain choice of law or forum selection contractual provisions; requiring a court to review judgments and orders of foreign courts for comity before enforcing such orders or judgments; specifying judgments and orders of foreign courts that are not entitled to comity; providing that the attempt to apply the law of a foreign country is void under certain circumstances; prohibiting a trial court from dismissing an action on the grounds that a satisfactory remedy may be more conveniently sought in a foreign country; providing an exception, etc.
Last Action: 5/14/2014 - Chapter No. 2014-10
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
- Judiciary (JU)
- Governmental Oversight and Accountability (GO)
- Rules (RC)
• Referred to Judiciary; Governmental Oversight and Accountability; Rules -SJ 37
• Introduced -SJ 36
• On Committee agenda-- Judiciary, 03/25/14, 9:00 am, 110 Senate Office Building
• Favorable by Judiciary; YEAS 6 NAYS 3 -SJ 335
• Now in Governmental Oversight and Accountability -SJ 335
• On Committee agenda-- Governmental Oversight and Accountability, 04/03/14, 9:00 am, 412 Knott Building
• Favorable by Governmental Oversight and Accountability; YEAS 6 NAYS 2
• Now in Rules -SJ 442
• On Committee agenda-- Rules, 04/09/14, 4:00 pm, 110 Senate Office Building
• Favorable by- Rules; YEAS 7 NAYS 6 -SJ 459
• Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading -SJ 459
• Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/25/14
• Read 2nd time -SJ 690
• Amendment(s) adopted (759664) -SJ 690
• Ordered engrossed -SJ 690
• Placed on 3rd reading
• Read 3rd time -SJ 722
• Amendment(s) adopted (502398) -SJ 722
• Passed as amended; YEAS 24 NAYS 14 -SJ 723
• In Messages
• Referred to Calendar -HJ 826
• Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/29/14
• Received -HJ 826
• Read 2nd time -HJ 852
• Placed on 3rd reading
• Read 3rd time -HJ 890
• Passed; YEAS 78 NAYS 40 -HJ 890
• Ordered enrolled -SJ 880
• Signed by Officers and presented to Governor
• Approved by Governor
• Chapter No. 2014-10
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